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 Obverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.15-r.1      Reverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.15-r.1
   


1787 CONNECTICUT COPPER - 
MILLER 33.15-r.1

Rarity: Common

Variety nickname: Draped Bust Left 

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die. 

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Miller 33.17-r.1 

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
VF-20 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1026, where it was described as follows: "Miller 33.15-r.1 Rarity-2 VF20. Glossy chocoloate brown fields with lighter brown highpoints creating an attractive two-tone look that highlights the details. The planchet is smooth and attractive. The only marks are a few rim bumps on both sides, strongest over the first N in CONNEC. Weight 136.6 grains."

"Choice Very Fine or better" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1050, where it was described as follows: "1787 CT Copper, Draped Bust Left, Miller 33.15-r.1, Choice Very Fine or better.  Perfectly centered on a milk chocolate planchet. Tiny rim dings at the base of the planchet and a small void is noted in the drapery folds. White attribution numbers have been inked into the left obverse field, either by Miller or Hall. Nice and worth a premium because of the attribution numbers."

"Very Fine".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, December 7, 2002, Lot 945, 128.2 grains.

Obverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.15-r.1     Reverse of 1787 Connecticut Copper - Miller 33.15-r.1

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.
   

 

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